Mentoring Network

Are you a new Kansas Music Educator? If so, the KMEA Mentoring Network is here to provide you with opportunities to…

  • CONNECT with experienced mentors and fellow beginning music educators
  • ENGAGE in professional learning through mentoring events and online discussions
  • ENJOY SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT from a community of professionals who are committed to your success.

Register your email
If you would like to receive monthly emails from the KMEA Mentoring Network (and you aren’t already receiving them) please fill out our contact form. Once you have registered, the KMEA Mentoring team will be in touch.

Have a question or need help? Contact your District or State Mentoring Chairs.
NWKMEA: Alex Crowley – mentoring[at]
NCKMEA: Colleen Rodriguez – mentoring[at]
NEKMEA: Anne Neal – mentoring[at]
ECKMEA: Jason Sickel – mentoring[at]
SWKMEA: Cory Klaker – mentoring[at]
SCKMEA: Verlinda Stone and Ron Chronister – mentoring[at]
SEKMEA: Christine Lovell – mentoring[at]
State Co-Chairs: Elise Peterson, Cindy Blagg, and Sean Boller – mentoring[at]

New Teacher Handbook
Be sure to check out the New Teacher Handbook, a helpful resource designed for both first and second year teachers and experienced teachers who are new to Kansas.

Are you an experienced teacher who is new to Kansas?
Welcome!! While the KMEA State and District websites are a great resource to help you learn how things work in Kansas, sometimes it helps to talk through the details with an experienced colleague. Contact mentoring[at] to ask questions or to get connected with job-alike colleagues in your area.

Small Schools Hotline
If you have a question, concern, or need advice, complete this form and the KMEA Small Schools Committee will be in touch.